How fruit fries may be able to teach us about football injuries | Free |

Fruit flies and humans may have more in common than you think. Flies were used during early research into human genetics, said Doug Brusich. The assistant professor at UW-Green Bay, is among a group of researchers who now use the insect to study traumatic brain injuries. Their findings could have implications for athletes. Brusich co-authored a paper published last year in the journal Fly focusing on the effects of repetitive, mild brain injuries — the same type that might be suffered by offensive or defensive linemen. The researchers found mild brain injuries in quick succession have a compounding affect, which they referred to as synergistic, and can cause the same level of impairment as a single more severe injury. Source: How fruit fries may be able to teach us about football injuries | Free |

UW-Green Bay Prof. Gates elected new president of the Board of Directors for Sculpture Valley

UW-Green Bay Prof. Alison Gates (Art and Design), has been elected as the next president of the Board of Directors for Sculpture Valley. Sculpture Valley’s mission is “to cultivate, promote, place and preserve public art in outdoor spaces throughout the Fox Cities, through the support and partnership of community members, volunteers and businesses dedicated to enriching the life experience for all who reside here and visit.” Sculpture Valley oversees preservation of existing outdoor sculpture and monuments in the Fox Valley and oversees the selection and temporary placement of sculptures for the Acre of Art, an event now in its third year.

Notice: Essential training opportunity for EAB Navigate advisors and faculty

The UW System has adopted a new Student Success Management platform called EAB Navigate. This platform will enable advisors, faculty, and staff to provide students with a more targeted, personalized, and timely support and the needed resources to achieve their academic goals. This allows UW-Green Bay to be more proactive in advising and reaching out to students. Training is essential for all instructors (ad hoc, part time, associate lecturers), non-advising full-time faculty; all faculty advisors and professional advisors and GBOSS. This system is being more fully implemented by fall 2020. The next training opportunities are Feb. 27-28. See the training opportunities and sign up.

UW-Green Bay alumnus Alfonzo McKinnie signs with Cleveland Cavaliers to multi-year contract

UW-Green Bay alumnus and former men’s basketball player Alfonzo McKinnie ’15 has signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers to a multi-year contract. “Over his three-year NBA career, the Green Bay Phoenix product owns career averages of 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game over 121 career contests (six starts) with the Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors.” More via Cavaliers Sign Alfonzo McKinnie to Multi-Year Contract | Cleveland Cavaliers.

All are invited to celebrate the arrival of new equipment to the STEM Center, Feb. 20

Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member of UW-Green Bay, local media or just a curious community member, everyone is invited to come celebrate the exciting arrival of new equipment to the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The $1.5 million of equipment comes from LAB Midwest and has made the journey from Germany to Green Bay in the past months.

A media event will begin at 12:15 p.m., with tours and equipment demonstrations to showcase the importance of this arrival to Northeast Wis.

In addition, there will be an Open House from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. which includes building tours, STEM related activities with Brown County, UW-Extension and 4-H, Einstein Project Open House and equipment demonstrations with Engineering faculty.

Questions about the event can be directed to Director of Development Jacob Depas at

Cash, prizes can be earned at Quick Pitch event, April 1

Faculty and staff, please encourage participation in Quick Pitch on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the STEM Innovation Center, Rooms 136-139. WiSys Quick Pitch is a “pitch” competition that inspires UW-Green Bay undergraduate and graduate students to consider the impact of their research. Students are welcome to present research from any discipline, including science, technology, social sciences, humanities, arts, education, business and other studies. Students may present research at any stage of development, meaning the project does not need to be finished in order for students to participate. Participants have three minutes to impress a panel of judges with their research and their ability to articulate its larger importance to society. The best of the best win cash prizes and secure a spot in the Quick Pitch State Final. The event is free and open to the public. To learn more information or to register, visit the WiSys website.

Knees Deep Opening Reception at Lawton Gallery, March 5

The Lawton Gallery would like to announce the opening of the exhibition Knees Deep: Jefreid Lotti. This exhibition will showcase new works by current Artist-in-residence Jefreid Lotti. Lotti, born in Cuba, got his MFA from the University of Florida, creates paintings reacting to personal experiences and reflecting on what it is like living in a tropical paradise like Florida. The opening reception will take place Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Lawton Gallery. The Exhibition will be open from March 5-26 during gallery hours. The Lawton Gallery would also like to invite students, faculty and community members to attend an artist talk by Jefreid Lotti on Thursday, March 12 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in SA 411. Lotti will discuss his process, concepts and past works. All Lawton Gallery events are free and open to the public. If you have a disability and would like to discuss accommodations, or would like more information about the exhibition, please contact the Curator of Art, Emma Hitzman, at

Save the date, get ready to nominate: 19th Annual Academic Excellence Symposium, April 14

The 19th Annual Academic Excellence Symposium will take place on April 14, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union on the Green Bay Campus. The symposium, which showcases the academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students, invites students to present their best projects. Faculty are encouraged to nominate students to present work. A Qualtrics registration link will be sent to all faculty on March 2. Please contact Teri Ternes at if you have any questions.